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  • Update: After close to 24 hours, the @555uhz Twitter account is functional, though it hasn't tweeted since Tuesday, and some images are unable to display because of copyright claims.

     

    If you're thinking of paying tribute to your favorite film by tweeting about it one frame at a time, don't bother. The movie studio will issue a copyright complaint, your Twitter account will be suspended, and the time you spent will yield no results.

    Such was the case for Twitter user "@555uhz." The person behind the account updated it every hour with a couple of images and quotes from the 1986 film "Top Gun." In a month the Twitter handle built up about 7,000 followers and more than 1,500 updates. But Paramount Pictures caught wind of the account, and its lawyers asked Twitter to quickly abort the mission.

    "It has come to our attention that a user of your website, @555uhz, is distributing the Top Gun film, frame by frame, via your website," the law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP writes in the

    Read More »from Twitter Squelches Account for Tweeting Every Frame of 'Top Gun'
  • A lot of GoPro camera videos become viral sensations because the footage usually offers a unique, never-before-seen perspective. That could be said of the latest piece from the device uploaded yesterday.

    In "KICKFLIP BS LIPSLIDE," Dean-Paul Denniston skates around a park with a GoPro camera attached to the underside of his board. The clips were filmed in California on Feb. 4. Another skater, Doug Des Autels, edited and uploaded the footage to his "amskater" account on YouTube.

    For most of the minute-and-20-second clip, you see what the world looks like from underneath Denniston's skateboard. He skates quickly around the park, executing a number of tricks in the process. Audio of the wheels moving and hitting objects accompanies the video.

    Toward the end, the camera angle switches. First, you see Denniston perform a trick. Then, you see the same trick from the skateboard's perspective. It's interesting but a bit nauseating as well.

    "I can tell you why I like it," Des Autels said to

    Read More »from GoPro Footage Shows Skateboarding Like You've Never Seen It Before
  • A creative husband and wife figuratively made lemonade out of lemons: They turned potholes into works of art.

    Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca have collaborated on a number of projects. Luciano works as a photographer, while Ficca is a food stylist. The two have combined to shoot series such as Gourmet Mouse Traps (fitted with bait "for the pickiest mouse") and Meals Interrupted (dining tables disrupted by various events).

    Claudia Ficca/Davide Luciano

    In 2011, the couple re-created a number of scenes around potholes in four cities. Photos from New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, and Toronto transform the dreaded road nuisances into ice coolers, ponds, grape buckets, and much more.

    "This project started as a humorous way to expose the ridiculous pothole problem in our hometown," Luciano told us via email. "Along the way we realized that sometimes we can't change things that frustrate us [like potholes], but we have the power to change our perspective toward those things. This is what this project is really about."

    Claudia Ficca/Davide Luciano

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  • A German supermarket commercial is gaining worldwide attention, and it has nothing to do with any shoppers' club discounts or products offered in the store.

    Edeka is a large grocery chain in Germany. For its new advertisement, the store enlisted the help of 58-year-old Friedrich Liechtenstein. In 2013, the German entertainer was featured in a song by Der Tourist called "Supergeil." Playing off of that hit, Liechtenstein reworks some of the lyrics and randomly pops into various scenes of people preparing or eating food.

    The song continuously repeats the word "super," to the point where it becomes borderline supercatchy. A translation of the lyrics unveils quite a bit of double entendre. Even the word "geil" has a dual meaning of both "cool" and "horny."

    Throughout all of it, Liechtenstein offers up one bizarre scene after another. He dances in supermarket aisles, parties in a kid's bedroom, smokes a hot dog as if it were a cigar, and bathes in milk.

    And those are just a few of the

    Read More »from 'Super Cool' German Supermarket Ad is Super Bizarre
  • A couple of Super Mario-inspired videos are becoming super popular online.

    First up is a spoof that combines the video game character with Jerry Seinfeld. The comedian has been in the news quite a bit as of late. He reunited with Jason Alexander and Larry David for a skit that aired during the Super Bowl. Last week week, Seinfeld became the first comedian to perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

    Now, the New Yorker’s iconic TV show is receiving the parody treatment thanks to Mario and his fellow characters.

    Mario Seinfeld – A Parody About Nothing” starts off with the Mario theme as if the same people who composed the Seinfeld open were playing it. We are then brought in to Mario’s apartment, which looks strikingly similar to Jerry’s. There, Mario is talking with Toad – presumably the “George Costanza” of the bit.

    Apparently Toad just broke up with a woman and Jerry, I mean Mario, can relate.

    “She gave you the ‘It’s not you, it’s-a me’ routine?” Mario yells in a voice

    Read More »from An Excellent Weekend for Super Mario Remixes

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